The Resourceful Earth Author:Julian Simon, Herman Kahn A response to Global 2000 a report which forecast global environmental disaster back in 1980, this book written in late 1983 is not a white wash, and does not promise a wonderful future for everyone. It does not say there are no dangers. But it does show that environmental trends are improving rather than deteriorating. Mother nature is more re... more »silient than we have imagined, and raw materials are becoming less not more vital to economic development. there can be no doubt that the Resourceful Earth will help us to meet our future needs. (this book was a balanced perspctive to global 2000 when it was published.)« less
Dated but valuable cross perspective to the 1980's environmental Report
Global 2000. (Thought: to be a balanced look at a knee jerk report)
Look at this now thru today's eyes and draw your own conclusions as to which prediction was closer to the mark.